The Success Story of Dr. Robert Kellogg '68
"MacMurray gave me roots and wings."
A 1968 graduate of MacMurray College, Dr. Robert Kellogg was an incredibly active student on campus. His involvement included the track team, class officer, and the radio station, WMMC. While at MacMurray, he was also a member of the Varsity Letterman’s Association, Council for Exceptional Children, and the Association for Childhood Education.
During all four years, Kellogg was involved in the MacMurray wrestling program. He won a NCAA Division Heavyweight Championship. The Kellogg Wrestling Award was named after him and was given for the most falls in the least amount of time during MacMurray’s wrestling tournament.
Education of Deaf children has been a passion for Kellogg since he was fifteen years old and worked for a camp where Deaf children “captured his heart.” Later he came to MacMurray to study elementary education and liberal arts. Then, Kellogg earned his master’s in education from the University of Pittsburg in special education and rehabilitation with an emphasis in Deaf education. Continuing his education at Indiana University in Bloomington, Kellogg completed his doctorate in educational administration. Kellogg has also served as a consultant to Saudi Arabia in 2000 in order to help that country with their educational programs for the Deaf and especially for those post-high school students.
Kellogg has been honored numerous times with a variety of awards from his alma mater and other organizations. The College has recognized him with the Varsity “M” Award in 1978, the Alumni Honor/ Service Award in 1980, and the Alumni Association Board’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003. In 1988, he was inducted into the MacMurray Athletic Hall of Fame. Kellogg has also been honored by the Public Service Commission in Lincoln in 1992 by receiving the “For Your Fellow Man” Award. In addition, he has been recognized for his service by receiving both the Service to Youth Award in 1994 and the Distinguished Kiwanian of Omaha in 1997.
Kellogg describes his greatest professional accomplishments as having a career in helping children in special needs to accomplish more than they were expected to accomplish. He is also proud to be a past member of the Alumni Board and a current Board of Trustee member for the College.
Kellogg and his wife Cathy have a son, Douglas, and a daughter, Kjirsten who is a 2002 graduate of MacMurray.